How we started

How we started

Crafty girl Maria is owned by myself, Maria Hancock.

I have been a keen crafter and sewist since I can remember. From a very young age I was taught by my mum to bake, craft and sew. I would say sewing and crafting is essential for my mental health!.

I started out small on Etsy, selling a few hand made items and a range of sewing patterns I and have expanded to where we are now, selling fabrics internationally.

Online haberdashery sewing and fabric store, UK

Our Ethos

QUALITY AND RANGE We provide a wide range of quality, affordable products.

SUPPORT FOR MAKERS We support small businesses that need to buy in bulk to make and sell their own products. Wholesale prices are available on request. We are also happy to order in more stock if we don't have the quantity you need.

GREAT SERVICE We want you to be delighted. If we've made a mistake we do our utmost to put it right to your full satisfaction. We allow returns if you change your mind or it's just not the right thing, so you have piece of mind in buying at a distance.

CUSTOMER FOCUSED We understand how confusing it can be to know which products you need, so we are happy to help you.



Packaging is recycled and/or recyclable. We are also switching from recycled plastic to sugarcane bags.

Fabric scraps are given to charity or recycled.

We stock some sustainable fabrics e.g. organic, recycled.